Stella Panayotova on Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula in Cambridge

A contribution by       Stella Panayotova Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS AND INCUNABULA IN CAMBRIDGE One of the world’s richest repositories for the study of illuminated manuscripts and incunabula, Cambridge owes its vast holdings to its collegiate nature. While only a few Colleges still…

Elizabeth Cropper on Felsina Pittrice

A contribution by Elizabeth Cropper Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Life of Marcantonio Raimondi and Critical Catalogue of Prints by or after Bolognese Masters Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina pittrice  (Bologna, 1678) is a challenging and rich text. From the very beginning our plan has been…

Drawing and the Senses: an Early Modern History

A study of drawing and philosophy in artistic practice, important not only for art history but also for literature studies, intellectual history, religious history, history of the book,and history of science. Jusepe Ribera (1591-1652), Guercino (1591-1666), Stefano della Bella (1610-1664), Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651), and Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) all created printed drawing lessons dedicated to…

Sheila Barker on The Medici Archive Project

A contribution by  Sheila Barker Director of the Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists at the Medici Archive Project. Archives give us access to the past with a candor, immediacy, and precision found nowhere else. The information they contain is often grounded in material realities, yet it also holds the traces of an astounding gamut of…

Harvey Miller Catalogue – Spring & Summer 2017

The catalogue for Harvey Miller on new and forthcoming titles scheduled to appear in Spring and Summer 2017 is now available. This catalogue includes live links to the Brepols website where you can find more information on each title. Just click the book of your choice and you will be redirected to the corresponding webpage….

Launch of Volume XIX of the Corpus Rubenianum

Volume XIX of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard “Portraits After Existing Prototypes” was launched on December 20th in Ghent, Belgium. Koenraad Jonckheere was presented the first copy of his book by the rector of Ghent Univeristy Anne De Paepe. In this new volume, the author examines Rubens’ studies on facial features. The painter made geometrical analyses…